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2019 By-Elections Information

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2019 BY-ELECTIONS
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Director, Electoral Area "B" (Beaufort) - One (1) to be elected
Director, Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek) - One (1) to be elected

Contact Information

Wendy Thomson,
(250) 720-2706
wthomson@acrd.bc.ca

Rob Williams,
(250) 720-2703
rwilliams@acrd.bc.ca

Elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act, which governs local government elections throughout B.C.

The By-Elections will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 with advance voting opportunities on March 27th and April 2nd.

Vote

Bylaw A1083 Elections and Assent Voting 2018

Notice of Nomination
Information for Candidates
The Province of British Columbia has uploaded a collection of information for potential candidates.

The Province has also partnered with the Local Government Leadership Academy, Local Government Management Association and the Union of BC Municipalities to produce some videos to help answer questions about local government and serving as an elected official.

Qualifications for Office

Qualifications for Nominators

Campaign Financing

Key Election Dates
DateAction or Deadline
January 28th 8:00 am - Nomination packages available for pickup
February 19th 9:00 am - Nomination Period Begins
March 1st 4:00 pm - Nomination period ends
March 1st Declaration of Candidates
March 5th 4:00 pm - Nomination Challenge Deadline
March 8th 4:00 pm - Nomination Documents Originals to local Chief Election Officer Deadline
March 8th Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement
March 11th Declaration of Election by Voting or Acclamation
March 13th Mail ballot requests begins
March 15th Mail ballot issued
March 27th 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day, Regional District Office, 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC

April 2nd 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day, Regional District Office, 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC
April 6th 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Local Government Election Day - Voting Places To Be Announced
April10th Declaration of Official Election Results
April 15th Judicial Recount Application Deadline
April 19th Judicial Recount Completion Deadline
April 24th Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline
July 5th Disclosures Statements Filing Deadline
August 6th Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline

Information for Voters
There are two categories of voters who qualify to vote in local government elections in B.C., Resident Electors and Non-Resident Electors.

A Resident Elector qualifies to vote by meeting the following criteria:

  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You are 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  • You have been a resident of BC for at least six (6) months prior to general voting day;
  • You have lived in the Area for at least thirty (30) days prior to general voting day; and
  • You are not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

A Non-Resident Elector qualifies to vote by meeting the following criteria:

  • You are not a Resident Elector of the Electoral Area;
  • You are a Canadian Citizen;
  • You are at least 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  • You have lived in BC for at least six (6) months prior to general voting day;
  • You have owned property in the Area for at least thirty (30) days prior to general voting day;
  • You have been designated by the other owner(s) of the property as a Non-Resident (Property) Elector for that property; A majority of owners must complete and sign a Non Resident Property Elector Form;
  • You are not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Property registered in company/corporation name does not qualify under the Local Government Act to vote in this local government election.

Beaufort Map

Cherry Creek Map

Voting
Public Notice is given to the electors of Electoral Areas "B" (Beaufort) and "F" (Cherry Creek) of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District that nominations for the offices of:

Director, Electoral Area "B" (Beaufort) - One (1) to be elected
Director, Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek) - One (1) to be elected

Declaration of By-Election by Voting or Acclamation will be made on March 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Registration
There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all elections for this election will take place at the time of voting. The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District conducts its election and other voting using Voting Day Only Registration and therefore does not maintain a voters list.

Identification
All electors are required to bring two (2) pieces of identification to the voting place. The identification must show the electors place of residence and at least one of the pieces of identification must show the electors signature.

Acceptable identification includes:

  • BC Drivers License
  • Social Insurance Card
  • BC Identification Card
  • Credit Card
  • BC Care Card or Gold Care Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • ICBC Vehicle Insurance Registration Documents
  • Utility Bill
  • Citizenship Card
  • Note: A combined BC Drivers License and BC Care Card are considered 1 piece of ID
VOTING PLACES
By-Election Voting Day
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Advance Voting Opportunities
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Locations to be announced.
Voting by Mail
a. As authorized under Section 110 of the Local Government Act, voting may be done by mail for those electors who meet the criteria in paragraph (b).

b. The following electors are permitted to vote by mail ballot:

    i. Those persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity;

    ii. Persons who expect to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities;

    iii. Persons who reside in the following Electoral Areas: "B" (Beaufort) or "F" (Cherry Creek) that are remote from the voting places at which they are entitled to vote where their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest voting place at which the person is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes.

Electors who are eligible to vote by mail and wish to vote, must apply in writing to the Chief Election Officer before 12 noon on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Non Resident Property Elector Consent Form

More information on the By-Elections including voting locations will be made available on March 11th, 2019 when Declaration of Candidates or Acclamations are declared.

If you have any questions on the 2019 By-Elections please contact Wendy Thomson, Chief Election Officer or Rob Williams, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-720-2700.